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Key to Geographical Ranges
The symbols K.A.C.F.M.An. are used to indicate the geographical range of the species. They have been adopted to give an approxomation of the range of each species within New Zealand.
K=
Kermadec Islands
A=
Aupourian - Kaipara Harbour, north around North Cape, encompassing the Three Kings Islands and south to East Cape
C=
Cookian - Lower North Island and the northern part of the South Island
F=
Forsterian - Otago, Fiordland and Stewart Island
M=
Moriorian - Chatham Islands, Pitt Island
An=
Antipodean - Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
FW =
Freshwater
L =
Land
N =
North Island
S =
South Island
E =
Endemic
I =
Introduced
Bivalvia - Protobranchia - Solemyoida - Family: Solemyidae

Solemyidae: Solemyinae

 

Genus: Solemya (s.l.)

 
Solemya (s.l.) puata Walton, 2015
Length 8.8mm, Height 3.1mm
North Island as far south as Hokianga Harbour and White Island. South Island from Chatham Rise south to Fiordland, and off Chatham Islands [AFME.]

Genus: Solemya (Zesolemya)

 
Length 16mm
Calypso Hydrothermal Vent Field, eastern Bay of Plenty, alive at 181-192 metres [AE.]
Length 21mm, Height 8mm
Southern South Island, Stewart, Chatham, Bounty and Shares Islands [FMAnE.]
Length 84mm, Height 30mm, Razor Mussel
North, South and Stewart. Low tide to over 180 metres in soft mud or silt [ACFE.]

Solemyidae: Acharacinae

 

Genus: Acharax

 
Acharax clarificata (Dell, 1995)
Length 87mm, Width 32mm
Off Aldermen Islands, 366-549 metres, Northern Mernoo Slope, Chatham Rise, 683-703 metres, Off Clarence River mouth, 1104-1099 metres [ACME.]